BHGE runs SureCONNECT in North Sea well
HOUSTON – Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) has successfully deployed its SureCONNECT intelligent downhole system for an operator in the North Sea, the company revealed in its second-quarter results statement.
The system allows connection of the upper completion components to the lower completion with hydraulic, electric, or fiber-optic conduits.
For the first time, the company claims, operators can attain real-time fiber-optic monitoring across the entire wellbore over the life of the well. This should assist optimization of reservoir performance and help mitigate risks such as equipment failures.
Recently the company introduced its GeoFORM conformable sand management system, which expands and conforms to complex well profiles. This is said to improve sand control performance, with fewer operational requirements.
Under an integrated well services contract for Equinor, BHGE fully integrated eight drilling units during the first half of 2019, in addition to the two existing units.
It employed a remote operations model for part of the project, using automation to improve efficiency and safety and to standardize processes.